The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a statement regarding prescription painkillers. The warning* states that prescription painkiller overdoses are at epidemic levels and kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined. The death toll from overdoses of prescription medicines has more than tripled in the last decade. Every day, more than 40 people die from the prescribed painkillers, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxymorphone, and methadone.
I understand how living with chronic pain can be debilitating and depleting on all levels of life. With the use of Acupuncture, we have helped many people become pain-free.
I never take a patient off of their medications, because I am not a medical doctor, but I can work with your physician to help reduce or eliminate dependency on pain medications. The treatments usually take about eight visits, around two months, sometimes less. In that time, the quality of life will be greatly improved.
My patients have shared their sorrow over family members who have died from accidental overdoses. Acupuncture offers an alternative to support healing without an ongoing dependency on prescription painkillers. If you or a loved one has a challenge with chronic pain, please ask us. We can help.
(*For more details about the warning, look here.)